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November 21, 2014

Fun Facts About Familiar Colors

All of us are familiar with the primary colors, but this post reveals some little-known facts that may surprise you. Did you know that red capes don’t make bulls angry? Bulls are colorblind. Red lining is meant to conceal any bloodstains. With yellow the eye rejoices, heart expands, spirit is cheered and we immediately feel warmed. – Johann von Goethe

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November 10, 2014

The Writer Who Knows Her Colors

A multi-talented #artist from Los Angeles recently created a color chart that helps her #write better. Meet Ingrid. Why are people hating on Ingrid Sundberg’s color thesaurus? Arranging and naming 240 unique colors, Ingrid Sundberg compiled a seemingly comprehensive thesaurus.

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November 4, 2014

Color helps Human’s Heal with SMART Bandages

Red means stop and green means go. Now these colors are being used to determine if a human wound is healing or not. Wounds need sufficient amounts of oxygen to fully heal. This “paint-on. It is pretty cool that a translucent, paint-on bandage may change color and help humans heal.

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October 23, 2014

Crisp Imagery through Color Enhancing Technology

It is safe to assume you see images through 3 color sensors. Can you imagine seeing an image through 36 sensors?

Learn about the research leading to a “multispectral imaging system capable of ..[processing].. 36 colour channels.”

If our handheld devices adopt 36 color channels someday, the colors we see onscreen will appear more true to life.

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October 10, 2014

Colorful Jewelry Inspired by Classic Art

This jewelry is rare because designers craft pieces to reflect famous artwork. At this biannual event, collectors are presented with high fashion jewelry created by top designers. Art and jewelry merge at this year’s Biennale des Antiquaires.

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October 2, 2014

COLORI – The Vibrancy of Philanthropy

After the overwhelming success of a trunk show for friends, she decided to go bigger and set up a shop on Mission Street, a neighborhood known for its old world furniture shops and fine French restaurants. The products in her shop are diverse (bracelets, necklaces, earrings, pendants, rings, keychains, leather shoes, and much more) but they all hold one thing in common: rich color.

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September 8, 2014

Coloring Each Season with Healthy Food

Regardless of what season we are in, crave-worthy foods find ways into our homes. But we don’t reach for them because of taste alone; these are the foods that color each season. Baskets of jams in winter and bowls of fruit in spring become colorful, edible kitchen décor. But no food colors a kitchen better than fruits and vegetables.

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August 28, 2014

Technology to Permanently Change Your Hair Color

It’s a stereotype to think women are the only gender to care about hair colors; both men and women consider hair color often. For instance, if a woman is not talking about her own hair color, she is probably describing someone else’s. If a man no longer has a full head of luscious locks, it doesn’t stop him from admiring the hair clad people around him.

Hair color is, whether conscious or not, something we observe often.

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August 20, 2014

Color Your Home, Change Your Mood

Many people view their homes as sanctuaries. What do you consider your home? Does your interior design reflect the mood you want to set when in this unique environment?

If you want your home to be a sanctuary, it begins with incorporating colors that can influence your mood and the moods of others.

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August 14, 2014

Hues, Tints, Tones and Shades – What’s the Difference?

At first glance, the color wheel is a tool that guides us in using primary, secondary and complementary colors. But it also does much more than this. It describes analogous colors (any three colors that sit side by side), split complementary colors (which considers the two colors adjacent to a complimentary hue), and tetradic colors (a group of four colors, made up of two complimentary colors).

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August 11, 2014

Art on Color is No Joke

And no modern exhibit on color would be complete without English painter David Hockney. In fact, the architects give Hockney credit for the extravagant wall colors inside the gallery. Stamberg explains, “David Hockney pointed out to us that when you look at art on a white wall the first thing you see is the frame, but when you look at art on a wall with color, the first thing you see is the art.”

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July 23, 2014

Why Is Your Favorite Color Your Favorite Color?

For years, psychologists have been claiming that people are drawn to choice shades for particular reasons. This means that, whether you know it or not, there is good reason why your favorite color is your favorite color.

What is Your Favorite Color?

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June 25, 2014

The Blackest Shade of Black

A new shade of black has been discovered, but don’t expect it to show up in the next set of Crayola® crayons. This black is touted as the blackest black. Unlike other colors, this hue is engineered and must be grown from carbon nanotubes. These tubes, which are smaller than strands of human hair, are responsible for soaking up nearly 100 percent of the light that hits them.

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April 23, 2014

The Artist Who Wants to Banish Fear of Color

The spectacle begins at the entrance to the exhibit area, where knitted strands decorate the garden lamps and multicolored pom-poms hang from an aged tree like jewel-bright fruit. Once inside, the visitor is treated to even more dramatic visual treasures: a royal red Chinese vase presides over other scarlet-hued creations, a deep blue patchwork rug replicates Turkish tile flooring, and crisp green vegetable patterns (from artichokes through onions to cabbages and leeks) are woven into cushions with startling detail.

The author of more than thirty books, Kaffe Fassett has hosted TV and radio program for the BBC and Channel 4 in the UK, where he currently resides. In 1988 his design and color work was the subject of a one-man show at London’s prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum, marking the first time a living fabric artist had a dedicated show there. The same show went on to tour nine countries. He has designed stage props and costumes for the Royal Shakespeare Company and exhibited his quilts, knitting, and needlepoint at the Modemuseum Hasselt, Belgium in 2007. Not surprisingly, his autobiography is titled ‘Dreaming in Color.’

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April 8, 2014

Gender/Color Divide

Interestingly, men don’t have the potential for this color-detecting superpower. That’s because the extra gene is found on the X chromosome, and men have only one of those. Since women have two X chromosomes, there’s a rare possibility (2-3%) that they’ll have two types of red cones on each one.

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